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Medical Marijuana Allows Patients to Live Meaningful Lives

The video above discusses the benefits that medical marijuana has on the life of Tim Morgan, a man who suffered a severe spinal cord injury after an accident while working as a lifeguard as a teenager. As his brother, John, says in the video, no drug ever helped him and “only medical marijuana has allowed him to live a meaningful life.”

The video was paid for by People United for Medical Marijuana, a Florida-based political action committee (PAC) seeking to legalize medical marijuana. The political advertisement supports Amendment 2, or the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative.

On Tuesday, voters in Florida will again have the opportunity to legalize medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating medical conditions. Amendment 2 is the second time a medical cannabis measure has been presented to voters, as the similar Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative earned the support of 57.62 percent of voters in 2014, although that total was not enough to satisfy the 60 percent supermajority necessary for passage of constitutional amendments.

As the video states, “so many really sick people will benefit if you vote yes on Amendment 2.” The amendment would help people with such debilitating medical conditions as “cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or other debilitating medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those enumerated, and for which a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient.”

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John Morgan wrote a piece for United for Care not only about Tim, but also the many other people he has met who could be helped by medical marijuana. As John says of the police officer forced into an early retirement because of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease) who found medical cannabis to be the only thing that helped him, “he hated that he had to break the law to see that relief.”

People who need marijuana for their medical conditions do not deserve to be classified as criminals. If you were arrested in Brevard County for alleged possession of cannabis that you needed for your own medical issue, you will want to be sure to contact a Melbourne medical marijuana attorney as soon as possible for help fighting to have the criminal charges reduced or dismissed.

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